Packages of frozen vegetables sold at Wal-Mart stores around the country and Kroger grocery stores in the Southwest have been recalled by their supplier over concerns the packages may contain glass.
No injuries have been reported, but Pictsweet Co. based in Bells, Tenn. is asking the public to not eat any of the recalled store-brand frozen vegetables because of the possibility of injury from glass particles.
The recall affects around 24,000 pounds of frozen peas and other vegetables. The number of stores or their exact location was not known, but a spokeswoman representing Pictsweet said the recall affects Kroger stores in the Southwest U.S. and Wal-Mart sites east of the Rock Mountains.
A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart did not know how many of the recalled vegetables came from Wal-Mart or Kroger stores.
Pictsweet advised consumers to return the recalled packages to the place for purchase; where they can receive a full refund.
Pictsweet’s voluntary recalled covers the following frozen food items:
– Kroger 12-ounce Green Peas (UPC 11110 89736). Production codes 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD.
– Kroger 12-ounce Peas and Carrots (UPC 11110 89741). Production codes 1960BD and 1960BE.
– Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Sweet Peas (UPC 78742 08369). Best by dates of July 20, 2012 and July 21, 2012.
– Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables (UPC 78742 08026). Best by date of July 15, 2012.
Customers with questions are asked to call Pictsweet at this toll-free number: 1-800-367-7412 ext. 417, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.